Pakistan Cricket Board Unveils Coaching Team for Australia Tour.
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Pakistan Squad Finalized for Down Under Tour.
In preparation for the upcoming Test series against Australia, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has unveiled its coaching staff and squad for the three-match tour Down Under, scheduled from December 2023 to January 2024.
Former England all-rounder Adam Hollioake and Australia’s Simon Grant Helmot will play crucial roles in guiding the Pakistani side during the challenging series. Simon, 51, brings his expertise as a high-performance coach, having previously worked with T20 franchises worldwide and serving as Bangladesh’s high-performance coach. Hollioake, a seasoned coach, will take on the responsibility of batting coach, drawing from his experience coaching England Lions and the Hong Kong cricket team.
Naveed Akram Cheema: Team manager
Mohammad Hafeez: Director – Pakistan men’s cricket team
Adam Hollioake: Batting coach
Simon Grant Helmot: High-performance coach
Umar Gul: Fast bowling coach
Saeed Ajmal: Spin bowling coach
Abdul Majeed: Fielding coach
Mansoor Rana: Assistant team manager
Shahid Aslam: Assistant batting coach
Drikus Saaiman: Strength and conditioning coach/Trainer
Cliffe Deacon: Physiotherapist
Talha Ejaz: Team analyst
Lt Col (Rtd) Akhtar Hussain: Security manager
Raza Rashid Kitchlew: Media manager
Ammar Ahsan: Videographer
Dr Sohail Saleem: Team doctor
Malang Ali: Team masseur
The Pakistan cricket team is set to depart from Lahore on November 30, and the series will commence with the first Test match in Perth from December 14 to 18. Subsequent matches will be held in Melbourne from December 26 and Sydney from January 3, 2024.
Squad for Australia Tests:
Shan Masood (captain)
Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
Mohammad Wasim Jnr
Salman Ali Agha
Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk)
Shaheen Shah Afridi
The PCB is optimistic about the blend of experience and emerging talent within the squad and believes the coaching staff will provide the necessary support for a competitive series against Australia.
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